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Renate Groenewold

Full name: Renate Titzia Groenewold
Gender: Female
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: October 8, 1976 in Veendam, Groningen, Netherlands
Affiliations: Trainingsgroep de Hunen / TVM Schaatsploeg / TVM, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Renate Groenewold has been among the top Dutch allround skaters since 1999, and has won three international titles. In 2004, she defeated Claudia Pechstein in a last lap battle to become World Allround Champion. In 2008, she added a world title in the team pursuit, while winning the 3000 m world title in 2009. At that distance, her favourite event, she has won two Olympic silver medals. In Salt Lake City, she finished behind Pechstein, and in 2006 only teammate Wüst was faster. Groenewold is aiming to win a gold medal in Vancouver 2010. Meanwhile Groenewold's award list contains many medals. She has won six medals at European Championships, with her best placing (2nd) coming in 2006. In national championships, she won 9 distance titles in 1500 m, 3000 m and 5000 m, and three allround titles. Groenewold has also won 11 World Cup races, in the 3000 m, 5000 m and team pursuit.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.48 (2002); 1000 – 1:17.16 (2001); 1500 – 1:55.29 (2005); 3000 – 3:55.98 (2007); 5000 – 7:01.21 (2004).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED AC DNF
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Netherlands NED 9
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 2 Silver
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's 5,000 metres Netherlands NED 9
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) Netherlands NED 6
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Netherlands NED 10
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps) Netherlands NED 6

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank 3c T 7c 1.1k
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings AC DNF 26.14
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 9 26.76 1:59.33 55.84 1:26.43

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 3:58.94 19.90 50.70 1:21.48 1:52.41 2:23.33 2:54.52 3:26.24
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 2 4:03.48 19.64 49.91 1:20.83 1:52.37 2:23.76 2:55.93 3:29.22
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 10 4:11.25 20.52 52.85 1:25.20 1:57.91 2:30.39 3:03.71 3:37.58

Women's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands Final Standings 9 7:11.32 20.83 53.59 1:26.59 1:59.98 2:33.24 3:06.75 3:39.83 4:13.70 4:48.42 5:24.09 5:59.73 6:35.52

Women's Team Pursuit (6 laps)

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 3 2
2006 Winter 29 Torino Speed Skating Netherlands NED Qualifying Round 4
2010 Winter 33 Vancouver Speed Skating Netherlands NED Quarter-Finals Heat 3 2